April 21, 2012

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Hill pitches no-hitter for Penn State at Iowa

Lee throws no-hitter for Army, Kentucky stops LSU, Baylor edges Texas A&M


In Iowa City, Iowa, Steven Hill (left) pitched a 2-0 no-hitter for Penn State Saturday against Iowa at Duane Banks Field. Hill (4-3) walked one, plunked one and struck out three. Hill needed just 105 pitches for the 1:48 contest and 69 were for strikes. It was the first no-hitter for PSU since Nate Bump did it against Duquesne in 1995 and the first in program history in a Big Ten contest. It was the second no-hitter on Saturday in Division I, the third of the weekend, the fourth of the week and fifth in the past two weeks. J.C. Coban had a two-run homer in the fifth for the Nittany Lions (6-5, 18-20). Luis Montesinos went 2 for 3 for PSU. Leadoff hitter Mike McQuillan was the only player to reach for the Hawkeyes (4-7, 15-19), drawing a walk and getting hit by a pitch. Matt Dermody (1-5, 9 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K) went the distance for Iowa.


Army 8-2, Bucknell 0-1 (Game 2 – 15 innings)

In West Point, N.Y., Logan Lee (right) pitched a no-hitter in the opener as Army completed a doubleheader and series sweep of Bucknell to clinch the Patriot League regular-season title. Lee was perfect through six and issued a leadoff walk to start the seventh. Lee struck out seven and raised his record to 5-1. It was the fourth no-hitter in program history. Mark McCants had a three-run homer in the first to give Lee all the runs he would need. The Black Knights (16-0, 33-9) added single runs in the fourth and fifth before Cody Murtle (2 for 4) delivered a three-run triple in the sixth to complete the scoring. In the nightcap, Murtle (2 for 6) had a RBI single in the bottom of the 15th to give Army the sweep. The Knights scored in the first before the Bison (6-10, 19-24) answered with a run in the third. Manny Fernandez (4-0, 2 BB, 1 K) got the win in relief of Alex Robinett (6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K) and Gunnar Carroll (7 IP, 8 H, 3 BB, 8 K). Kevin McKague went 3 for 7 with a run for Army. David Duffett went 3 for 8 with one RBI for Bucknell. Army will be the top seed and will have home field advantage in both rounds of next month’s Patriot League tournament.


No. 3 Kentucky 8, No. 4 LSU 1

In Lexington, Ky., Jerad Grundy and Alex Phillips combined to hold LSU to one run as Kentucky evened the SEC series in front of 2,625 fans at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Grundy (4-1) allowed six hits and one run in six innings with three walks and three strikeouts. Phillips gave up two hits in three innings with one strikeout to pick up the save. Austin Cousino (2 for 5, 2B, 2 R) and Luke Maile (2 for 3) both homered and drove in three for the Wildcats (12-5, 34-6). Thomas McCarthy had two hits and two runs for UK. Raph Rhymes went 2 for 4 with a double and one RBI for the Tigers (12-5, 32-8).


No. 6 Baylor 1, No. 5 Texas A&M 0

In Waco, Texas, Trent Blank pitched eight scoreless innings as Baylor blanked Texas A&M to clinch the Big 12 series and extend its win streak to 23 in front of a record crowd of 5,911 at Baylor Ballpark. Blank (9-0) allowed four hits, did not walk a batter and struck out six. Max Garner worked around a hit in the ninth with one strikeout to secure his seventh save. Adam Toth (2 for 3, 2B) singled in the fifth and scored the game’s lone run on a sacrifice fly by Max Muncy. Nathan Orf and Josh Ludy both had two hits for the Bears (17-0, 34-7). Scott Arthur went 1 for 3 with a double for the Aggies (9-5, 28-11). Ross Stripling (6-2, 7.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K) suffered the loss.


Georgia 5, No. 2 Florida 3

In Gainesville, Fla., Michael Palazzone allowed three runs in eight innings as Georgia evened its SEC series with Florida in front of 4,458 fans at McKethan Stadium. Palazzone (2-5) surrendered six hits and one walk while striking out six. Blake Dieterich fanned one in a perfect ninth for his seventh save. Levi Hyams had a two-run single in a three-run third as the Bulldogs (8-9, 24-16) took a 4-2 lead. Kyle Farmer went 1 for 4 with a double and two RBI for Georgia. Preston Tucker had a two-run homer in the first and Daniel Pigott added a solo shot in the fourth for the Gators (10-7, 30-9). Brian Johnson (5-2, 7 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 5 K) suffered the loss.


No. 7 North Carolina 12-2, Georgia Tech 5-4

In Chapel Hill, N.C., North Carolina scored eight times in the first inning of the first game to coast to an easy win, but Georgia Tech scored four times in the seventh and eighth innings to overcome the Tar Heels and capture their ACC series. Jake Davies had a two-run homer in the seventh inning to tie Game 2 at 2. Brandon Thomas and Zane Evans added RBI singles in the eighth for the Yellow Jackets (9-12, 24-17). Alex Cruz (4-1) worked four innings of relief, allowing two hits and no runs, to pick up the win. In the first game, Brian Holberton went 3 for 4 with a homer and four RBI, and Jacob Stallings went 2 for 3 with a homer, three runs and two RBI for the Tar Heels (13-8, 29-12), who opened an 11-0 lead.  


Oregon State 3, No. 8 UCLA 0

In Corvallis, Ore., Jace Fry tossed a six-hit shutout as Oregon State evened its Pac-12 series with UCLA in front of 2,352 fans at Goss Stadium. Fry (4-2) walked two and struck out six, using just 107 pitches to record the victory. Ryan Dunn (3 for 3) had a RBI double in a two-run third and homered in the sixth for the Beavers (7-7, 25-12). Tyler Smith went 3 for 4 for OSU. Pat Valaika went 1 for 3 with a double for the Bruins (11-6, 26-9).


No. 9 South Carolina 5, Auburn 3

In Auburn, Ala., Christian Walker went 3 for 4 with a run and two RBI, missing the cycle by a home run, as South Carolina clinched a SEC series win at Auburn. The Gamecocks (10-7, 29-11) scored four in the sixth to erase a 1-0 deficit. Walker had a two-run triple in the sixth and scored on a homer by L.B. Dantzler to make it 4-1. Jordan Montgomery (4-0, 5.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K) picked up the win, while Matt Price (2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 K) earned his fourth save. Blake Austin went 3 for 3 with one RBI, while Garrett Cooper homered for the Tigers (7-10, 21-18).


Washington State 8, No. 10 Oregon 3

In Eugene, Ore., Jason Monda led the Cougars by going 3 for 4 with a home run as Washington State evened its Pac-12 series with Oregon. The Cougars (6-7, 19-16) used a six-run eighth to rally past the Ducks (11-6, 27-11). Adam Nelubowich and Ian Sagdal both drove in two for WSU. Spencer Jackson (2-1) picked up the win for the Cougars after throwing a perfect inning in relief of Joe Pistorese, who went five innings while giving up only two earned runs. Jimmie Sherfy (3-2) took the loss for the Ducks after allowing two earned runs in one third of an inning after starter Jake Reed went seven innings and gave up only two runs. Brett Hambright went 3 for 3 with a run for Oregon.


No. 11 Rice 6, East Carolina 2 (10)

In Houston, Craig Manuel ripped a game-winning grand slam in the bottom of the 10th inning as Rice knocked off East Carolina for the second straight day in Conference USA. J.T. Chargois led off the 10th with a single and moved to second when the Pirates couldn’t handle a sacrifice bunt. A wild pitch and intentional walk preceded Manuel’s game-winner. Chargois (3-1) picked up the win with two scoreless innings and three strikeouts. Austin Kubitza tossed seven strong innings for the Owls (11-3, 30-11). Tanner Merritt (2-3) threw well before struggling in the 10th and took the loss for the Pirates (8-5-1, 26-13-1). John Wooten went 2 for 5 with a RBI for ECU.


No. 12 Stanford 8, Arizona State 7

In Stanford, Calif., Alex Blandino delivered a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to give Stanford a Pac-12 series win over Arizona State. Blandino went 3 for 5 with four RBI, including a three-run homer, to lead the Cardinal (7-7, 24-10) over the Sun Devils (9-8, 24-15). Stanford scored four in the sixth to snap a 3-3 deadlock before ASU put up three in the seventh and one in the top of the ninth to tie it at 7. Brett Michael Doran (3 for 5, R) and Tyler Gaffney (2 for 5, 2 R, RBI) both had two doubles for the Cardinal. A.J. Vanegas (3-0) picked up the win after going two innings of relief and only giving up one run on two hits with two strikeouts. Jake Barrett (1-3) took the loss after allowing a run on three hits in 1.1 innings of relief for ASU. Michael Benjamin went 3 for 4 with three RBI for ASU.


No. 13 UCF 8, Tulane 7 (12)

In New Orleans, Alex Friedrich had a RBI double in the top of the 12th as UCF clinched a Conference USA series win over Tulane in front of 2,464 fans at Turchin Stadium. The Knights (11-3, 33-8) led 7-2 before the Green Wave (5-6, 26-13) got a pinch-hit three-run double by Tucker Oakley in the eighth and a two-run homer by Garrett Cannizaro (2 for 6) in the ninth to force extra frames. Friedrich went 4 for 6 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI, while Ronnie Richardson also knocked in two for UCF. Darnell Sweeney homered for the Knights. Brian Adkins (2-1, 3 IP, 1 H, 2 BB) recorded the win.


No. 14 Arizona 4, Washington 1

In Seattle, Konner Wade threw a complete game six-hitter to propel Arizona over Washington at Husky Ballpark. Wade (5-1) was spectacular all day for the Wildcats (12-5, 26-12) as he struck out seven and allowed only four hits that led to one run for the Huskies (5-9, 19-17) after the first inning. Tyler Kane (2-1) took the loss after giving up three runs on five hits in 1.2 innings. Robert Refsynder went 2 for 4 with a double and one RBI, while Seth Mejias-Brean doubled twice and scored once for the Wildcats.


Cal Poly 8, No. 16 Cal State Fullerton 6

In Fullerton, Calif., Mitch Haniger, Nick Torres and Alex Michaels all homered to push Cal Poly past Cal State Fullerton. Haniger (3 for 5) and Torres both hit three-run home runs in the fifth as the Mustangs (6-5, 22-15) took a 6-2 lead. Michaels belted a pinch-hit two-run homer in the eighth to snap a 6-6 tie as Cal Poly took the lead over the Titans (8-3, 25-13). Reed Reilly (3-1) picked up the win in relief after throwing four innings of shutout baseball with one hit. Willie Kuhl (2-3) took the loss after giving up two runs on seven hits in 3.2 innings of relief with eight strikeouts. Ivory Thomas went 2 for 4 with a triple and three RBI, while Michael Lorenzen was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI for Fullerton.


Ole Miss 8-1, No. 17 Arkansas 2-0

In Oxford, Miss., Mike Mayers and R.J. Hively combined on a two-hit shutout as Ole Miss completed a doubleheader sweep of Arkansas in the SEC. In the first game, Matt Snyder had two homers and drove in three, and Alex Yarbrough went 4 for 5 with three doubles and three RBI for the Rebels (9-8, 27-12). Mayers (4-2) allowed two hits and struck out four in 6.1 innings, and Hively tossed 2.2 hitless innings with three strikeouts for Ole Miss, which got a RBI single from Yarbrough in the sixth. Ryan Stanek allowed five hits and one earned run in 6.1 innings for the Razorbacks (8-9, 27-12). In the first game, Ole Miss scored two in the first, three in the second and one more in the third to take control. Will Allen went 3 for 3 with a run, and Snyder’s two homers gave him nine on the year.


Nebraska 8, No. 18 Purdue 3

In Lincoln, Neb., Richard Stock went 4 for 4 with a double, a homer and three runs as Nebraska leveled its Big Ten series with Purdue in front of a season-high crown of 6,257 at Hawks Field. The Boilermakers (11-3, 30-6) led 3-1 after three before the Huskers (8-6, 26-14) put up one in the fifth, five in the sixth and one in the seventh. Kale Kiser (2 for 4, 2 R) and Pat Kelly (1 for 3, 2B) both drove in a pair for Nebraska. Brandon Pierce (5-1, 7 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K) earned the victory. Kevin Plawecki went 3 for 5 with a double and two RBI for Purdue.


No. 19 San Diego 12, Saint Mary’s 4

In San Diego, Andrew Daniel went 2 for 5 with four RBI as San Diego evened its WCC series with Saint Mary’s. The Toreros (8-3, 30-9) led 4-3 after six before an eight-run seventh put the game away. Daniel had a two-run double in a four-run third and added a two-run homer in the seventh. Corey LcVier (3 for 5) and Lucas Hagberg (2 for 4) both drove in two, while A.J. Robinson went 3 for 3 with one RBI for USD. Dylan Covey (6-2, 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 5 BB, 7 K) picked up the win. Cole Norton drove in a pair for the Gaels (3-8, 18-18).


No. 20 NC State 9-16, Boston College 0-9

In Raleigh, N.C., Trea Turner went 5 for 5 with three runs and two RBI in the nightcap as NC State swept a doubleheader from Boston College to capture the ACC series. The Wolfpack (13-8, 26-12) used a five-run sixth to erase an 8-7 deficit. Chris Diaz matched season highs with four hits and four RBI. He doubled twice and scored three. Anthony Tzamtzis (4-3, 4 IP, 3 H, 2 UE, 1 BB, 5 K) earned the win in relief. Tom Bourdon drove in three, while Blake Butera homered and knocked in a pair for the Eagles (6-15, 15-25). In the opener, Carlos Rodon (7-0, 5 H, 1 BB) struck out 10 in eight scoreless innings for NC State. Ryan Mathews went 2 for 5 with a homer, two runs and two RBI, while Diaz added two hits and three RBI for the Wolfpack. Bourdon went 1 for 4 with a double for BC.


Missouri State 7, Wichita State 2

In Wichita, Kan., Cody Schumacher tossed a career-best eight innings, and Spiker Helms and Dylan Becker each drove in two runs as Missouri State captured its first regular-season series win over Wichita State in Wichita. The Shockers (5-6, 23-19) took an early 2-0 lead, but the Bears (8-2, 29-11) scored three in the third – two coming on a homer from Becker – and three more in the fourth. Schumacher improved to 5-0 and struck out eight.


Utah Valley 13, Texas-Pan American 3

In Orem, Utah, Goose Kallunki went 3 for 5 with three doubles, two runs and three RBI as Utah Valley completed a four-game Great West sweep of Texas-Pan American in front of 1,119 fans at Brent Brown Ballpark to extend its win streak to 19. The Wolverines (12-0, 26-11) scored four in the first and three in the second to take control. Kai Hatch went 3 for 4 with a double, a triple and two runs, while Alex Exon had two doubles and drove in three for UVU. Taylor Mangum (2-0, 3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB) picked up the win in relief. Vincent Mejia went 1 for 3 with a walk and two runs for the Broncs (8-4, 21-11).


Tennessee Tech 8, Southeast Missouri 3

In Cape Girardeau, Mo., Tennessee Tech scored five in the first and three in the ninth to defeat Southeast Missouri at Capaha Field. Kenton Parmley had a two-run homer in the fifth for the Redhawks (4-10, 13-27) to extend his hit streak to 47, tied for the third longest in Division I history with Phil Stephenson of Wichita State, who hit in 47 straight in 1981. Chad Hayes had a three-run homer in the five-run first for the Golden Eagles (7-7, 17-21). Matthew Shepherd (4-2, 7.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 11 K) got the win, while Zane Morton (1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 K) earned his second save.


Stony Brook 4-9, Hartford 0-4

In Stony Brook, N.Y., Stony Brook swept an America East doubleheader to give head coach Matt Senk 600 career victories. Evan Stecko-Haley (4-3) went the distance in the opener, allowing three hits and one walk in seven innings with a career-best 10 strikeouts. Maxx Tissenbaum went 2 for 3 with two RBI for the Seawolves (9-2, 29-10). Brian Hunter had two of the three hits for the Hawks (1-9, 9-30). In the nightcap, James Campbell (3-0) tossed seven scoreless innings with five hits, no walks and four strikeouts for Stony Brook. William Carmona (1 for 4, 3B, 2 R) and Steven Goldstein (2 for 3, 2B, 2 R) both drove in two for the Seawolves. Alex Bulger went 3 for 4 with a double and a two-run single in a four-run ninth for Hartford.


Indiana State 6, Dallas Baptist 3

In Terre Haute, Ind., Ryan Walterhouse blasted a three-run homer to highlight a four-run first inning as Indiana State evened its series with Dallas Baptist. Steve Manaea (4-1) worked six strong innings, allowing seven hits and two earned runs and striking out four for the Sycamores (30-10). Robby Ort contributed two RBI, and Jeremy Lucas went 2 for 3 with a RBI for ISU. Joel Hutter drove in a pair of runs for the Patriots (27-11).


(photos courtesy of PSU & Army Media Relations Office)